Colorado College established its first summer music program in the late 1880's. Since then, a succession of brilliant performers and gifted student musicians have been summer guests of the college. Former students include the Concertmaster of the English Chamber Orchestra, Concertmaster (and the Assistant Concertmaster) of the Spanish Radio Television Symphony Orchestra as well as principal wind positions in the Atlanta Symphony, Houston Symphony and San Francisco Opera.
The Summer Music Festival is made possible by the generous support of many foundations, corporations and lovers of chamber music. Please help the Colorado College Summer Music Festival continue the tradition of offering chamber music of the highest quality and make a donation today. Donors to the Summer Music Festival receive an early invitation to order season and individual concert tickets as well as invitations to special events.
While Colorado College supports the Summer Music Festival with in-kind donations of rehearsal and performance spaces, we are dependent on organizations, foundations and individual supporters to ensure the continued success of the program.
Three easy ways to make your gift:
Online, through the secure Colorado College donation form (please indicate your gift is for the Summer Music Festival).
Via mail, by sending a check or your visa/mc information to
Colorado College Summer Music Festival
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Via phone, by calling College Events Manager Karin Henriksen (719) 389-6552. We gladly accept visa, master, discover card and american express.
Sponsor a concert, faculty member or student
|Adopt a Festival Orchestra concert||$5,000|
|Adopt a Festival Artist concert||$3,500|
|Student Fellowship (tuition, room and board)||$2,500|
|Student Scholarship (tuition only)||$1,800|
|Share a Fellowship||$1,250|
|Share a Scholarship||$900|
Donor Giving Levels
|The Golden Baton||$10,000 and up|
|Music Director’s Circle||$7,000 - $9,999|
|Conductor’s Circle||$4,000 - $6,999|
Make a Legacy Gift
Please consider a contribution to the festival in the form of cash, stock or appreciated securities gift now or leave a legacy through your planned giving by including the festival in your estate.
Summer Music Festival Advisory Committee